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For the First Time, Delaware Loses Number One Spot in Survey on Lawsuit Climate

The state of Delaware fell from the top-ranked position to number 11 in the most recent survey on the business-friendly environment for lawsuits in state courts, ceding ground to the state of South Dakota.  Delaware had been in the highest perch for the last ten surveys, going back to 2002 (the surveys were not conducted every year).
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Facebook Settles Lawsuit Regarding Non-Employee Director Compensation

Facebook has announced its settlement of a lawsuit filed in June 2014, alleging that its board of directors breached their fiduciary duties and unjustly enriched themselves and wasted corporate assets through the compensation paid to the non-employee directors. To date, we have discussed this case here, here and here.

As a refresher of the background facts, in 2013, Facebook’s Compensation & Governance Committee recommended that the board approve non-employee director compensation that the plaintiff alleged in the complaint was higher than that of its peers.
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